The new issue of NOW is out, wherein you’ll find my Ten Best Films of the Decade, as well as an overview of the key films and cinematic trends of the Aughties. (That’s what we’re calling them, right?)
And yes, I know, my top film is not a movie anyone else would pick. But that’s kind of the point. It’s my list. And six years later, my beloved “Shaun of the Dead” is the movie to which I keep returning, always finding something new and always, always, enjoying the hell out of myself. It is the film that gave me the most pleasure of any movie this decade.
Most importantly, it’s the movie that I found myself always weighing most carefully as I assembled my Top Ten list; every time I moved something else up or down, I had to see what that calculation did to “Shaun”. Once I realized I wasn’t trying to protect the other titles in quite the same way, the decision was clear.
So, yes. “Shaun of the Dead” is my movie of the decade. You wanna fight about it, it’s pool cues at high noon at the Winchester.